Centre news

A member of the Priestley Centre team has been awarded an honorary fellowship by the Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education (EAUC). The fellowship recognises the exceptional contribution that Dr Shona Smith has made to the sector and to the EAUC community over the past few years.    Dr Smith, Research and Innovation Development Manager at…
A researcher accelerating climate-resilient change for inclusive development has been named as the winner of the 2022 Piers Sellers Prize. Professor Joyeeta Gupta, whose work focuses on the influence of changing geopolitics and climate governance patterns, will receive the prize for world leading contribution to solution focused climate research at a virtual event in July….
Professor Suraje Dessai, Priestley Centre researcher and co-Champion for the UK Climate Resilience Programme, has been appointed to the new European Scientific Advisory Board on Climate Change. The appointment sees Professor Dessai joining a panel of 15 independent senior scientific experts covering a broad range of disciplines. The Advisory Board will provide the European Union with scientific…
Leeds climate researchers working to tackle the environmental crisis and help the world achieve net zero carbon emissions are preparing to address 200 world leaders at COP26. Known in full as the 26th United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference of the Parties, COP is a yearly summit where leaders negotiate a response to global climate…
The bold, rapid action needed to tackle the climate and ecological crisis presents an unparalleled opportunity for higher education institutions, argues a working paper from a group of academic experts from the COP26 Universities Network. Embedding climate change education into all levels of practice should be a dynamic process that responds to society’s changing circumstances,…